GRE test scores now accepted for admission to MBA program

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Schneider Hall, home of the Haworth College of Business

KALAMAZOO—Those seeking a master's degree in business administration from the Western Michigan University Haworth College of Business now have the option of submitting Graduate Record Exam test scores or Graduate Management Admission Test scores.

The move is effective beginning with fall 2013 admissions.

The tests are similar in the skills and subjects they measure with writing, quantitative and verbal skills sections. Accepting the revised general test for the GRE is on the rise among many top business schools. The GRE is offered at 700 locations worldwide in more than 160 countries and allows students to apply for multiple graduate programs, including the MBA program.

"Accepting the GRE in addition to the GMAT offers some key advantages to us in terms of student recruitment," says Dr. Satish Deshpande, associate dean for operations and graduate programs for the Haworth College of Business. "It allows our program to be more accessible to qualified prospective students from a variety of backgrounds, which strengthens our program. It also allows a single test for those students who are considering dual degrees or are interested in earning multiple post-graduate degrees—a trend that is on the rise."

The GRE also has another advantage—it costs less. The fee for taking the GRE is about $100 less than the GMAT.

WMU's master's in business administration program is offered in Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids and Battle Creek.

For more information about the program, contact Barb Caras-Tomzak, MBA advisor, at barb.caras-tomczak@wmich.edu or (269) 387-5086.